litre Supercharged V6
When the Oldsmobile Profile concept was trotted out at
the Detroit Motor Show in 2000, little did it know that
the entire brand would be extinct just 4 short years later.
Even if the Profile concept had been greenlighted for
production the day it went on show, it wouldn't have been
enough time to get the car into Oldsmobile's showrooms.
It's a shame the Profile never got to strut its stuff
either because it was a nice little package. If - and
that's a big if - GM had put the time and money into the
project to develop the car to its full potential it might
have had some success.
On offer was a decent looking station wagon (estate car)
backed up by an all-wheel-drive drivetrain. Done right
it could have been great, practical and fun at the same
time. Done wrong it would have been dreadful, dull and
uninspiring - perfect for the family man who couldn't
quite yet bring himself to buy a minivan.
The interior of the Oldsmobile Profile concept featured
separate entertainment systems, video displays and headphone
jacks for all the passengers.
Power for the Oldsmobile Profile came courtesy of a supercharged
3.5 litre V6 engine which produced 250 horsepower. Sadly
the mundane 4-speed auto transmission would have undoubtedly
sucked any joy out of the available power.